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Calling all experts

By Dorothy Lozowski |

Do your colleagues often come to you with questions about a particular topic? Do you find yourself assigned to certain types of projects? Do others seek career advice from you? These are all signals that you are an expert in your field, and others can benefit by learning from your knowledge and experience.

Engineers are often multi-taskers and may hold a variety of jobs during their careers. Often, our jobs require us to gain expertise in certain areas — maybe it is in emulsions, or centrifugation, distillation, drying, high-purity handling techniques, solids handling, filtration, troubleshooting pump problems, valve selection, heat transfer, bioprocessing, emissions control, safety, cost estimating, simulation, control systems and so on. Your expertise can be very valuable to others. Experienced engineers may need to take a deeper dive into topics that they have not yet encountered in their own careers. And engineers who are just starting their careers need to learn the practical aspects of their jobs to help them broaden their knowledge base and be better able to contribute to the team.

One way to share your expertise with a broad audience is to write an article for publication. Chemical Engineering seeks manuscripts written by experts in the field to serve our readers. If you might be interested in writing such an article, we would like to hear from you.


What we look for

Chemical Engineering is edited for “technical decision-makers” — persons who apply their engineering training to make technical and business decisions. Our readers include chemical engineers, chemists and other engineers and scientists who work in production, design, construction, research and development or technical management. Our readers look for practical information that can be used directly on the job, as well as the latest news affecting the chemical process industries. The main thing we look for in outside-authored articles is therefore, practical information written by experts. And we seek original articles that have not been published elsewhere.

Our articles cover a wide variety of topics that range from highly technical to the “soft skills” needed by engineers in their technical development. If you are interested in writing an article for possible publication, we encourage you to reach out to us with an abstract of what you would like to write about. Our editors can help you with any questions you may have.


Inside this issue

This month’s Cover Story addresses waterhammer, describing what it is and offering guidance on how to mitigate potential problems. Our first Feature Report describes seals for caustic service, while the second Feature Report tackles some of the common problems that can occur with polymeric and elastomeric materials and offers a pictorial guide to these issues. Crystallization is the focus of our Newsfront, which explores how industrial applications are looking to this unit operation to help advance sustainability-related goals. We also have sections on thermal oxidizers, sensors, new products and the latest technical and business news. We hope you enjoy reading. ■

Dorothy Lozowski

Dorothy Lozowski, Editorial Director




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